A little play on words. . .true. . .but I love this little sign I picked up in Missouri for only $7. . .It is perfect for my FARMHOUSE KITCHEN. . .I remember Grandmother swore by lard for her biscuits and her special recipe for tea cookies. . .Of course, the lard was processed outdoors in a big black 'witche's' pot over an open fire. . .FALL was hog killing time and making lard was just one of the activities surrounding this event. . .Only MEMORIES today. . .
Friday, October 19, 2018
Monday, October 8, 2018
We've been planning this floor for months now. . .hoping we could find someone to put it down for us. . .In this part of the country, there's a waiting list for up to two years with the few contractors around. . .This year alone we finished the breezeway porch by ourselves. . .We repainted the checkerboard floor in the keeping room by ourselves. . .We repainted the kitchen cabinets, hung new fans and chandeliers in the kitchen. . .by ourselves. . .We painted and hung new curtains in the bedroom. . .New windows throughout the house. . .plus all the maintenance required for the twelve buildings on our farmstead. . .all by ourselves. . .So you would think we'd get a break and not have to tackle the bathroom floor. . .
Life just doesn't work that way for us. . .but now that it's down, we are very proud of it. . .My goodness. . .just look at how much it added to the bath. . .I absolutely love it. ..
This is the last of this year's big projects. . .I think we ended the list with the best of all. . .AND we can SMILE and say. . .'WE DID IT!. . .Who needs a contractor anyway? . .(grin)
Friday, October 5, 2018
WOODENWARE and FALL just go together. . .at least for me. . .Their beautiful patina from years and years of use seem to add to the golden browns of the season. . .Not to mention the colors of our cotton fields that reflect the same woodsy feeling. . .and you all know how I love my cotton. . .
Just a couple more shots of our PLAIN AND SIMPLE FARMHOUSE STYLE. . .gearing up for two photo shoots coming soon. . .We finally finished the heavy work. . .and put down a new floor for the bath. . .I'll share later. . .Still so much to do and so little time. . .but I suppose each one of you could say the same. . .Life just gets busier and busier. . .doesn't it?